The name of our choir in Amsterdam is of course a wink to my favorite musical movie – I must have watched it at least a dozen times. It keeps inspiring my love for singing.

Repertoire

We sing (mostly new) arrangements of key songs of classic musicals such as Hair, Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, and – as you can hear in the recording below – Mary Poppins. We performed this song – Sister Suffragette – at Café De Pianist, in June 2019.

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Performing in Nov. 2018, Café Belcampo, Amsterdam

Concerts

We perform at least twice a year, including an end-of-the-year concert every June. One of our recent shows was at the church wedding of one of our members.

In november 2018 we performed in Café Belcampo, at a brunch concert with another choir: Hebrew Groove. In June 2019, we performed at Café De Pianist in Amsterdam (see recording below).

In January 2020, we will perform at the renowned Paradiso Korendagen.

Our bad-ass work ethic

We are an amateur choir but dedicated to making this a great vocal ensemble. You don’t have to have a lot of singing experience to join. As long as you are dedicated to learn and put in the effort. It’s hard work but a lot of fun! As Mary Poppins sang: ‘In every job that must be done / there is an element of fun / You find the fun / and SNAP the job’s a game’

The perks of being a Poppin

Why is being a Merry Poppin the best thing ever? Being a part of The Merry Poppins will give you:

  • Weekly rehearsals with a group of dedicated singers from all over the world. You learn about vocal technique and blending in a group.
  • Two concerts a year (at least)
  • One private singing lesson with a 65% discount (€20 instead of €60), which will improve you as a (choir) singer. On more lessons, you get a 10% discount.
  • New arrangements of classic musical songs that I wrote especially for this choir (such as in the video below: I recorded and dubbed my own voice for soprano, mezzo and alto)

Rehearsals 2019/2020

Rehearsals are on Sundays, 14.30 – 16.30 h, at The Open Court, Fahrenheistraat 115, Amsterdam (Google maps).

Sunday December 22nd: NO rehearsal
Sunday December 29th; NO rehearsal
Sunday January 5th 2020: NO rehearsal

(Dates of Spring 2020 not yet known.
The program may change, but this is it in principle)

Concerts 2020

-> January 18th: Paradiso Korendagen

-> February 2nd: The Open Court

-> May 24th: The Open Court

Membership

The membership fee is for a whole season, for we will aim to get some results by the end concert. The payment will be 350 euros (including 21% VAT) for the season (September-end of June). It covers my fee as arranger/director/organiser and costs for promotion, social media promotion of concerts and member acquisition, fees for rehearsal and/or concert space.

NB: if you enter the year at a later stage, you get a discount that is proportionate.

Payment full season 2019/2020

Pay for the full season 2019/2020

Payment first half of season 2019/2020

Pay for 1st half season 2019/2020